Eye to Eye (Taher Shah song)
|"Eye to Eye"|
|Song by Taher Shah|
|"Eye to Eye" on YouTube|
"Eye to Eye" is a 2013 song and music video written, produced by and starring Pakistani singer-songwriter Taher Shah. It was released in April 2013 and aired on various music channels in Pakistan and on YouTube. In June 2013 the song became popular on social media.
According to Taher Shah, the song is about expressing and conveying feelings of love "eye to eye". The video of "Eye to Eye" features Taher Shah, with his long curly hair locks, dressed in a white suit with matching white shoes, in a white background with white furniture, where he sings about "sensational eyes, emotional eyes, colourful eyes, exciting eyes, fabulous eyes, spectrum eyes, human eyes, my eyes, your eyes..." etc.
The music video, which gained notoriety for its absurd and seemingly nonsensical English lyrics, shows Taher Shah swaying side to side to the song while singing and blinking coyly at the screen. A duplicate of Shah, dressed in black with sleek hair, is also seen in the video singing and swaying alongside the white Shah. At one point in the video, the two Shahs share a short message: "Eye to eye, makes a happy killer love, lifetime, once in a life. Substantial love is heaven for the size eyes. Spectacular eyes, our eyes, my eyes and your eyes, eye to eye, eye to eye."
Shah was sarcastically described as a "musical genius" in a tongue-in-cheek article in the Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune.
In popular culture
Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan dedicated the song to fellow actor Ranveer Singh on the latter's birthday in July 2015, posting a comment on Twitter: "One day I want you to outdo this!". Ranveer accepted the challenge and put up a 10-second dubsmash clip, syncing the song in Taher Shah getup. The clip garnered over 1.9 million views in just two days.
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- ^ "Best birthday present ever: Hrithik dedicates Taher Shah's Eye To Eye to Ranveer Singh". The Express Tribune. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- ^ "Ranveer Singh takes on Tahir Shah's 'Eye For Eye'". Dawn. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
- ^ "Ranveer Singh's epic 'Eye to Eye' dubsmash video crosses 1.9 million views". First Post. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.